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GigMasters Joins Thriving Creative Community in South Norwalk, CT

7/12/2011

Event entertainment booking service, GigMasters.com, is the newest addition to the growing list of technology, e-commerce and new media companies based in lower Fairfield County. (http://gigmasters.com)

Founded in 1997 by two friends and musicians with a shared mission of wanting to perfect the experience of booking live entertainment, GigMasters has grown to a staff of over twenty developers, marketers and customer specialists. Previously located in Redding, the company’s rapid growth necessitated finding a larger office space. They found that and more in SoNo.

“We are thrilled to be joining the community of tech and new media companies based in and around South Norwalk,” said GigMasters co-founder Michael Caldwell. “No company exists within a bubble. If we’re going to continue to grow and improve our service, it’s important that we engage with similarly forward thinking companies.”

With its “life of the party” mantra, GigMasters aims to make it easy for party planners to find and hire great entertainment for all of life’s events - everything from weddings to corporate events to backyard barbecues. Over the course of their fourteen years in business, over 130,000 events have found entertainment on GigMasters, generating over $80 million in revenue for its members. The site currently counts over 9,000 performers and vendors located throughout the U.S. and Canada as members.

“We have been truly fortunate that our business has continued to grow despite a weak economy,” said co-founder Kevin Kinyon. “We have an office full of talented, creative people to think about, so this move really made sense. Not only do we now have a bigger, better office space but we are also steps away from a vibrant downtown area and a number of other great companies.”

GigMasters prides itself on staying atop industry trends and developing new and improved features and site enhancements. They recently announced the release of a dynamic API as well as a streamlined mobile version of the site optimized for smartphones.

GigMasters.com is the number one event entertainment booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment for every event. By combining the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner, GigMasters has helped facilitate more than 100,000 bookings, including over 30,500 in 2010. With the Internet's largest nationwide database of client-rated performers for live music and variety entertainment, GigMasters boasts over 9,000 performers including live bands, wedding musicians, party DJs, celebrity impersonators, balloon twisters, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, bagpipers, string quartets, soloists and more. The site, founded in 1997 by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts over 20,000 daily visits*, throughout North America. GigMasters is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, TRUSTe, and is also a DigiCert secured website. For more information, please visithttp://www.gigmasters.com/.

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